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Np208 To A Np205 X-case

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1986chevy_rider, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. 1986chevy_rider

    1986chevy_rider Registered Member

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    Is this a reasonable swap or is it good to just go with the 208. what is involved in making the 205 work behind my 465 trany to a 208 combo. I want to get rid of the 208 but dont have that much money to change. Here is the other thing I need to get new drive shafts built or have mine rebuilt to be a little bit longer. Please Help???
     
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    atho 1/2 ton status

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    Staying with your NP208 would be the cheapest and easiest way to go.

    If you really wanted to switch to 205, it could be done, but it would be expensive. You'd need an adaptor and the 205 (and the linkage etc) from an '85-'91 1 ton 4x4 with a factory 465/205 combo. These are hard to find, and expensive when you can find one.

    As far as driveshafts go, I don't know if the 208 is longer or shorter than the 205, so I can't help you there.
     
  3. darenofears

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    It would be an almost indestructible combination
     
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    If you wind up pulling this 208, I'd be interested in buying it for a fair price....
    :deal:

    Marv
     
  5. PsychoticDeadGuy

    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    i am getting ready to swap my 700r4 and 208 out for a 465 and 205 in a few weeks. the 465/208 is the same length as the 700r4/208. the 465/205 is a few inches shorter than the 208 combo.

    Marv, send me an email, psychoticdeadguy@hardcore4x4.com
     
  6. 1986chevy_rider

    1986chevy_rider Registered Member

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    so stay with 208

    Ok so im going to stay with 208 but what could be done with the clanking noise that im getting. its only when it is in 4 wheel drive and when there is a load on it. thanks
     
  7. PsychoticDeadGuy

    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    check your tranny and motor mounts, my tranny mounts were toast and it caused my t-case to hop up and down when i gave it gas in 4wd and i made a weird banging noise. check those items.
     
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    Perhaps its time for a new chain.
     
  9. 1986chevy_rider

    1986chevy_rider Registered Member

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    ok thanks

    Im thinkin of checking my motor and tranny mounts and then on to the chain is there one that is stronger then the other. because ive been told that these transfer cases hate high horse power that is what ive got alot of. 350-400 hp want more also but the thing that i do have is torque also its somewhere around 450 to 525 ft lbs. thanks for the help
     

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